Arizona has blistering heat throughout the year. Take a look at the most extreme facts about Phoenix heat and how to deal with the hot temperatures.
Noah Lau, The Republic | azcentral.com
Another day, another heat warning for the Valley.
The excessive heat warning that was in effect Monday for the Phoenix area was extended through 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Phoenix tied a record-high temperature on Monday, reaching 114 degrees just before 3 p.m. Paul Iniguez, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said Tuesday’s high temperature could reach 113 degrees, 1 degree above the record of 112 degrees set in 2012.
The National Weather Service said the low temperature Tuesday morning in Phoenix was 92 degrees, which will top the 2012 record of 90 degrees if it holds until midnight.
The Weather Service advises people to drink plenty of water during the extreme heat, stay in cool, air-conditioned areas and wear loose, light-colored clothing, as too much exposure to heat can cause heat-related illnesses.
Storms expected later this week
Iniguez said monsoon storms are expected to return later this week, beginning with a slight 10 percent chance of rain late Tuesday.
Wednesday and Thursday have a 30 percent chance of rain, Iniguez said, with a 20 percent chance following on Friday and into the weekend.
“It could potentially be pretty active,” Iniguez said.
Iniguez added that humidity and cooler temperatures will accompany the increased storm chances, with high temperatures staying between 100 and 105 degrees, which is “a lot more typical for this time of year,” he said.
Low temperatures for the rest of the week should stay in the low 80s, the National Weather Service said.
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